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Senior Director of Marketinging and Communications for Multicare, George Hampton, joins SWX's Joe McHale to talk Bridge to Brunch 5K on October 12th. Join the fun for waffles, mimosos and espresso shots for a good cause. For more information visit: https://www.multicare.org/bridge-to-brunch/
In what is already a slow time of year for small businesses in downtown Spokane, the partial government shutdown means even fewer customers entering their doors.
Slayer Espresso, a Seattle-based maker of high-end espresso machines, has been purchased by Gruppo Cimbali, an Italian manufacturer of coffee equipment.
Alicia Hoover stood at a bus stop in the Hillyard neighborhood and squinted at a street sign a block away. “Two things certain in life,” the sign read on Tuesday afternoon. “1. Death. 2. If u sleep in a tank top when u wake up one tittie will be out.” Hoover, who was on her way to a doctor’s appointment nearby, was confused – and a little offended. “I don’t know how that sells coffee,” she said, shaking her head.
Twice as nice: Sandpoint coffee roasters become first Inland Northwest business to win Good Food Award for the second time.
A shiny samovar sits atop a tall cupboard, watching over operations at the new Caffé Affogato. Proprietor Shahrokh “Sharo” Nikfar put it up there, well-polished and in a place of honor, because it’s a family heirloom.
Spokane is experiencing a coffee stand crime wave that is already having unappealing consequences for us caffeine-addicted consumers. The real fear of banditry is driving some baristas to augment their attire with holsters and handguns.
Spokane police are looking for a man they say robbed a Garland neighborhood espresso stand, possibly armed, early Monday morning.
The brewing debate about how much must be worn by baristas could be decided by voters. Three Spokane moms say they will gather signatures in hopes of asking voters to make it a misdemeanor to expose at least half of a female breast, any part of a female areola or nipple, or any part of male or female genitals or anus at any place the public has a right to be or see.
Spokane Valley City Council members said Thursday they’d like to see a new law regulating nudity at drive-thru coffee stands, just days after the Spokane City Council turned down a similar proposal. The announcement that the Spokane Valley council would create an ordinance to regulate the attire of scantily clad baristas prompted applause from the crowd at a special meeting Thursday.
Spokane City Council members Monday night rejected a proposal aimed at scantily clad baristas. The 4-2 vote against modifying unlawful public exposure laws brings an end to a passionate public debate that blurred political parties, gender and business.
The Spokane Valley City Council used a new formula to award funding to economic development and social service agencies Tuesday, avoiding a protracted discussion on what organizations should be funded and how much they should get. For the first time, all 15 agencies that submitted requests received funding, although none got exactly what they wanted. Their combined requests added up to more than $270,000; the city only allocates $150,000 each year. Each agency was invited to make a 10-minute presentation before the council earlier this month.
More than 200 people filled Spokane Valley City Council chambers and packed the hallways Tuesday to ask elected officials to force lingerie-clad baristas at nearby XXXtreme Espresso to cover up or move to a location out of the sight of children. Protesters said they think the laws pertaining to adult entertainment venues should apply to the drive-thru coffee stand in the 11700 block of East Sprague Avenue.
Coeur d’Alene Police believe they have arrested the man wearing a SpongeBob SquarePants mask during a robbery of Lean Bean Espresso.
Coeur d'Alene Police have released the video of an armed man wearing a SpongeBob SquarePants mask Wednesday evening as he robbed Lean Bean Espresso, 1207 Sherman Ave. If you have information about the robbery, call Coeur d'Alene Police at (208) 769-2320.